World Cup 2014 Brazil: Group B Decided

Arjen Robben on form against Chile
Arjen Robben on form against Chile

1st: The Netherlands

2nd: Chile

3rd: Spain

4th: Australia

The Dutch stamped their dominance on group B by defeating Chile 2-0, they finish the group unbeaten. Spain on the other other end – with a shuffled up team-  beat Australia by 3 goals.

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Never Miss Another Big Game

Replay Video Capture – the solution to catching all the games?

If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with every game this World Cup, I’ve found a solution! I was recently alerted to a product called Replay Video Capture developed by Applian Technologies. Its a nifty software that’s useful for recording any video on the internet. I was particularly interested since most of us have day jobs, and will probably miss a few matches this World Cup. That would be tragic, considering what a thriller this tournament has been so far. This software means we can record games while we ‘re at work, asleep or otherwise indisposed…and watch them later.

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Uruguay vs England: Suarez breaks English Hearts

Suarez had bilateral knee surgery a month ago
Suarez had bilateral knee surgery a month before his brace against England

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My Favourite World Cup Blogs

The Best World Cup Blogs

The Best World Cup Blogs

This World Cup has been one of the best in recent times. The flurry of goals – and good ones too – the comebacks, inspirational play, its all been exhilarating . I had the good fortune of enjoying 13 games at the last World Cup held here in South Africa, including both semi finals and the final at Soccer City. This time around, I wasn’t so lucky to get tickets. But how I wish I was in Copacabana to soak in the World Cup atmosphere. But I am not. Instead I am relegated to watching on a HD TV and the world wide web for added entertainment. If you’re also watching from home, here are some handy blogs & sites that will make your World Cup experience a whole lot better:

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World Cup Funnies: My Favourite Tweets from this Week

My Favourite Tweets from this week:

On the Opening Ceremony:

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Spain vs Chile: “The Chilean Calamity”

 A disastrous performance from the reigning World and European Champions and a stunning show from the South Americans. The big talking point before the game was that Xavi and Pique were dropped in favour of Pedro and Javi Martinez. A Spain without Xavi? Let me put this into perspective: Xavi has played a full 90 minutes in all of Spains tournament winning matches in 2008, 2010 & 2012. I could not understand this move from Del Bosque. From the defeat to the Netherlands, Xavi was the least of his problems.

Vargas Celebrates his goal vs Spain

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Australia vs Holland: The Socceroos Go Down Fighting

Australia 2-3 The Netherlands

Robben (20′) Cahill (21′) Jedinak (51′) Van Persie (58′) Memphis (68′)

If you told me yesterday that the Netherlands will edge past Australia 2-3 I would have said you’re mad. After the Dutch mauled World Champions Spain. I’d expected an utter demolition of the Socceroos. But the men from down under held their own, put on a fantastic spectacle and to be honest, played 10 times better than Spain did against the Dutch.  And what a thrilling game this was.

 

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Tidbits: Transfer Rumours & Premier League Fixtures

After his shocking performance in Spain’s opening match against the Netherlands, Diego Costa has all but all but confirmed his transfer to Chelsea, saying he’s always wanted a shot in the Premier League.

Diego Costa Chelsea bound

Arsenal Captain Thomas Vermeulan has agreed to a Manchester United Switch

Former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly close to a Barcelona move.

Meanwhile Cesc Fabregas has blown the lid on a rumour that Xavi Hernandez will be joining Qatari club Al Arabi.

Italy hero Mario Balotelli is reportedly on Arsenal’s most wanted list

Sami Khedira is reportedly on his way out of Real Madrid and is another Manchester United target

Mexiacn Keeper Guillermo Ochoa is being chased by both Liverpool and Arsenal

And Finally:

Click here for the Premier League Fixtures 2014/2015

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WUNDERBAR! Germany Outclass Portugal

Germany 4-0 Portugal

Muller (12′ 45+1′ 78′) Hummels (32′)

When fixtures were announced, fans found themselves salivating at the thought of this game. a team that boasts the World Player of the Year and a side that’s touted as the next generation of superstars – it promised to be a cracker and it did not disappoint. Joachim Low’s side did well in 2010 for a young squad, four years on the key players have matured. And what away to announce their arrival at this tournament.

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Italy Too Good for England

England 1- 2 Italy

Marchisio 35′ Sturridge 37′ Balotelli 50′

For the first time in modern history England has entered a world cup without any hype. When they faced Italy  on Saturday they weren’t the favourites. Alarmingly for Italy, 1st choice keeper Buffon was declared unfit on the eve of the match and was replaced by Sirigu. That wasn’t the only drama before kickoff – Manaus has been one of the most controversial sites this World Cup: exceedingly high humidity and patchy areas of the pitch that was reportedly painted green as a cover up. I expected a defensive game from Italy, but both sides impressed me; there was plenty of action in this one.

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